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Subject: MPEG-FAQ: multimedia compression [8/9]

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company also has strong technical supports from universities. In addition to MetaSound, the company is also developing several other MPEG-related products. Meta Media, Inc. F8, #10-1, Ho-Ping East Rd. Sec. 1 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. Phone: 011-886-2-369-3330 FAX: 011-886-2-369-3331 email: mmedia@ms4.hinet.net.tw --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: MPEG audio Layer-3 from Cenlay Proton Data has a ready-to-sell real-time Layer-3 decoder based on the MAS 3503 chip from Intermetall, ITT Semiconductors. The adapter module is plugged into the parallel printer board ("Centronics") of a computer; it plays back Layer-3 files (mono or stereo) with bitrates from 32 to 320 kbps and sample rates of 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz. A MCI driver for MS Windows and some example programmes for MS-DOS are coming along with the decoder module. More informations are available directly at Proton Data in Flensburg (Tel. +49-461-366590, Fax +49-461-3816948, 100411.3206@compuserve.com). --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: MPEG audio Layer-3 From: popp@iis.fhg.de (Harald Popp) Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 11:12:33 MPEG- Audio Layer-3: Best Music Quality at Lowest Bitrates! Audio Export: PC board with realtime Layer-3 audio codec Philips PKI: MAGIC codec for telecommunication networks Telos Systems: ZEPHYR codec for ISDN, Switch 56 and other networks Dialog 4: MUSICTAXI TYPE 3 for telecommunication networks and various PC solutions Fraunhofer-IIS: Objective Quality Assessment with the NMR meter (Noise-to-Mask Ratio) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Video-Maker From: jmm73@frmug.fr.mugnet.org (Jean-Michel Mercier) Date: Tue, 22 Jun 93 22:07:34 MET DST VITEC VIDEO-MAKER Since December 92, there is a french MPEG PC-plugin. It's called VIDEO MAKER and it's manufactured by : VITEC 3 bis rue P. Baudry 92140 CLAMART FRANCE tel (33) 1.46.29.03.00 fax (33) 1.46.29.03.04 Features : Claims to be the world 1st MPEG board. 2 selectable video inputs NTSC/PAL/SECAM/S-VHS Picture up to 768x576 (by step of 16) Colors : 256/32K/16M Frame : 1 to 25 Fr/s No need for VESA Features connector 16 bit short card, no dip nor jumper, no DMA nor IRQ Windows software : IMAGER : record & compress moving or still picts. MPEG PLAYER : full software MPEG decoder/player, doesn't need the board (it seems that you can freely give this soft with your MPEG seqs.) MULTIMEDIA MANAGER VM : well known software from Multimedia Telecom to build your scripts with icons, sync. with sounds, etc... DLL for MCI & AVI availables What it's not said in the commercial : The card doesn't sample sound today but a daughter board should become available (you can still sample sound separ and the resync with M. MANAGER) You can't use the full specs at the same time (ie 768x576, 16M colors, 25 fr/s) even with a 486 as the compression is made by software In fact, the sequence is 1st stored in memory using a proprietary compression scheme and saved to disk as .VSF files. Then the offline compression could be achived. It seems that a PC with 8Mbytes of RAM should be able to record about 10 to 30 secondes of video. What's on the board : The board use Philips Digital Desktop video chipset (TDA8708+TDA8709+ SAA7191+SAA7197) witch provides 4:2:2 YUV video @ 14.75 Msmp/s It doesn't use the SAA7192 color space converter to get RVB so this should be done by software. There is also an XC3042-100 FPLA from Xilinx and 1Mx8bits of dynamic ram (70ns). Probably used for pre-compression. The public price is 3500FF ($625) but Surcouf (Paris' computer store) sells it about 2300FF ($410). There was an ad in march issue of BYTE (p127) @ $695. For US & canada the ad said to phone to 404-921-6167 or fax to 404-921-9243. There is an test of this card (9 other ones) in june issue of the french magazine "Multimedia Solutions". NOTE : I have nothing to do with VITEC. This is not an ad. It is my personnal understanding of VITEC's ads, magazines reports and phone calls to VITEC. Please contact VITEC for any contractual informations. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: I2M's MEDIA PLAYBACK Description: Add-on board for Apple Macintosh and PC For Mac: a full size Nubus board For PC: a full size ISA board Processor: Motorola 68341/running 16 MHz Video Hardware: Motorola MCD210 Audio Hardware: Yamaha YM6064 ADPCM Controller System Memory: 4MB controlled by the MCD210 Video Expansion: Motorola MCD250 MPEG1 Full Motion Video Decoder. This is a CD-I MPEG Video decoder which requires only a single 4Mbit DRAM for FMV decoding. Decodes System and Video Layers at up to 5Mbits/sec, converts from 24/25/30 fps IPB streams to 25/30 fps output video in 24bit RGB/YUV format. Supports extra CD-I functions such as windowing and still picture mode. Targeted at consumer applications such as CD-I, CD-Karaoke, Video-CD and cable TV. Audio Expansion: Motorola MCD260 MPEG1 Audio Decoder The MCD260 is a interface IC which goes between a 68K bus and a DSP56K and strips out the MPEG System Layer whilst also buffering and synchronizing. A 33MHz 56001 with 8K words of DSP RAM decodes the MPEG Audio (ISO Layer 1/II @ 44.1KHz, all modes and bit rates) Video Output: PAL/NTSC Video Composite, RGB Audio Output: Stereo ADPCM and MPEG Audio I/O Outputs: one port compatible CD-I 210/220, can uses Mac mouse as CD-I ouse. System Software: Runs OS9/CD-RTOS system software, downloaded from host memory. System Requirements: - Apple macintosh with Nubus slot (Centris, Quadra, AV) - Minimum 4MB DRAM - Apple 300 CD-ROM Drive (internal or external) - Composite Video Monitor for display or Video Overlay Board. PC 486/25Mhz with ISA slot Minimum 4MB DRAM Double speed, Multisesion, CD-I capable CD-ROM drive Composite Video Monitor for display (or video grabbing board) MS Windows 3.1 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I2M's MEDIA AUTHOR Technical Specification Description: Add-on board for Apple Macintosh and PC For Mac: a full size Nubus board For PC: a full size ISA board Processor: Motorola 68341/running between 8MHz and 25MHz Video Hardware: Motorola MCD210 Audio Hardware: Yamaha YM6064 ADPCM Controller System Memory: 4MB controlled by the MCD210 Video Expansion: Motorola MCD250 MPEG1 Full Motion Video Decoder. This is a CD-I MPEG Video decoder which requires only a single 4Mbit DRAM for FMV decoding. Decodes System and Video Layers at up to 5Mbits/sec, converts from 24/25/30 fps IPB streams to 25/30 fps output video in 24bit RGB/YUV format. Supports extra CD-I functions such as windowing and still picture mode. Targeted at consumer applications such as CD-I, CD-Karaoke, Video-CD and cable TV. Audio Expansion: Motorola MCD260 MPEG1 Audio Decoder The MCD260 is a interface IC which goes between a 68K bus and a DSP56K and strips out the MPEG System Layer whilst also buffering and synchronizing. A 33MHz 56001 with 8K words of DSP RAM decodes the MPEG Audio (ISO Layer 1/II @ 44.1KHz, all modes and bit rates) Video Output: PAL/NTSC Video Composite, RGB Audio Output: Stereo ADPCM and MPEG Audio I/O Outputs: one game port, one serial port compatible CD-I 210/220, can uses Mac/PC mouse as CD-I mouse. System Software: Runs OS9/CD-RTOS system software, downloaded from host memory. Debugger: High level debugger functions implemented with breakpoints on specific sectors or specific OS9 calls. Emulation: Dynamic emulation mode capable of slowing down or accelerating the data rate from your CD-I application. Third Party Software: - MediaMogul/Mac version from Optimage. - HAL90/Mac version. - Any third party can develop software for this new platform. System Requirements: - Apple macintosh with Nubus slot (Centris, Quadra, AV) - Minimum 4MB DRAM - Apple 300 CD-ROM Drive (internal or external) - Composite Video Monitor for display or Video Overlay Board. PC 486/25Mhz with ISA slot Minimum 4MB DRAM Double speed, Multisesion, CD-I capable CD-ROM drive Composite Video Monitor for display (or video grabbing board) MS Windows 3.1 Pricing information: MediaPlayback for PC/Mac US$1,200.00 MediaPreview for Mac US$3,995.00 MediaAuthor for PC/Mac US$5,999.00 ALPHA MEDIA, Inc. Media Integration & Consulting Neubrunn, 8488 Turbenthal, Switzerland Phone: (052) 454 281 Fax: (052) 453 138 E-mail: janosh@alphamedia.ch --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Some MPEG chips Some new chips are about to be available from SGS-Thomson : STI3223 : motion estimator controller, intended to be used with previously released STI3220 STI3230 : MPEG coder STI3400 : MPEG coder (STI3240 coder + DCT processor) STI3500 : MPEG 2 coder Do you want me to get some more details fast ? TI introduce the TMS320AV110 MPEG audio decoder based on TI's 16 bits DSPs (about $14). --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Optibase OPTIBASE's MPEG2000 (Herzliya - Israel, Canoga Park - Calif.) It use an CCUBE (witch?), DSP56001 ant DCT chips from LSI. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: ReelMagic [ And there it is, just real magic ;o) ] ReelMagic MPEG-Video-decoder-card from Sigma Design Video-Decoder-Specification - MPEG-Video-Standard ISO 11172-Paris - 32.768 colors - Resolution 1024x768 - 30 frames/s - Video Overlay Audio-Specification - MPEG-Audio Level I/II - 8/16-bit PCM, 44 kHz sampling-rate - Synthesizer Yamaha OPL2 compliant - Audio Mixer PCM with FM or MPEG - Frequence 20 Hz - 20 kHz - Audio-Out Stereo-Headphone 2x75mW with 32 Ohm 2 V rms with 100 Ohm System-Specification - Standard ISA PBM PC 16 bit card - VESA compliant Feature Connector 15 Pin - DMA and IRQ-selection via Software (no Jumpers) - SCSI-I, CD-ROM-driver (MSCDEX 2.2) - Driver for Windows 3.1 and DOS 5.0 and higher - Support of Windows OLE 2.0 - MPEG-compatible with VideoCD (CD-I coded movies !!!) - Audio-compatible with DOS games and MPC sound standard Price at Cebit'94: - Reel Magic Lite (just the card) DM 679.- - Real Magic with SCSI-interface DM 899.- - Real Magic Kit with Sony CD-ROM DM 1299.- Contact: SIGMA Designs, Inc. Leopoldstrasse 28a/II 80802 Muenchen/GERMANY Fon: ++49 89 336443 Fax: ++49 89 335967 or SIGMA DESIGNS, Inc. 47900 Bayside Parkway Fremont, CA 94538 USA Fon: (510) 770-0100 Fax: (510) 770-2640 COMPUSERVE: GO DTPVEN Sigma BBS: (510) 770-0111 (9600-8-1-N) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Cinerama From: Yasser.El.Chemaytilly@aedi.insa-lyon.fr (Yasser.El.Chemaytilly) Subject: Re: CD-i, and the MPEG format Date: 4 Mar 1994 16:00:03 GMT Organization: INSA Lyon - Computer Science Dept / France At this time, there are 3 ways of playing a Video-CD-I: - the Phillips CD-i with the Full Motion Video Card (approx $950 in Europe) - the Amiga CD^32 with its Full Motion Video Card (approx $670 in Europe) - a PC, 486 DX or DX2 with the Reel Magic MPEG card and a Sony CD-ROM player (for the moment, it only works with the Sony player) (the card costs approx $650 in Europe without CD-ROM player) The quality of the playback is identical and very good with either the CD-i or the CD^32 (same manufacturer) but is a little bit lossy with the PC card. Anyway, the Reel Magic card is practically as expensive as a full CD^32 system, CD-i (+FMV cartidge) being only a little more expensive. There may be software for playing Video-CDs on PCs, but I haven't heard of them yet. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: XingIt!-card [ Well and there's the XingIt!-card now, I try and translate the ] [ German description. ] Features: - realtime MPEG-Video-card for 386/486 and Pentium - Framegrabber for Xing-Format I-frame only movies from Video-In in 24-bit/pixel QSIF resolution - PAL/SECAM and NTSC - Xing-MPEG-to-real-MPEG compression software - different playing modes up to 320x240/30frames - selectable Refreshrate - Windows-Applications, incl. Window for Windows MCI and Media Player Price: DM 1499.- (so about $900) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: MPEG-decompression hardware list Company Product Support Resolution Price Ace Classic 1,5,6,11,23 Ace Movie24 1,2,3,4,5,6,12,14,16,20 1280x1204 AllMedia 2000 1,5,8,9,12,13,16 AllMedia III 1,5,6,8,9,(12),13,16 ArtMedia MD-341 1,2,3,4,5,14,15,16 640x480 Aztech V. Galaxy 1,5,6,16 Bluepoint MPX-3 1,2,3,4,5,10,11,16 Creative MP400 1,2,3,11 1024x768 Hellfrich Peggy Plus 1,5,6,12,(Amiga) DEM 998 Edison MPEG card 1,5,6,10,11,16,20,23 1024x768 K+s computing Master 1,2,3,5,11,14,23 DEM 599 MovieVision MPEG 2in1 1,5,8,9,12,13,16,18 800x600 Optibase PCMOtionPro 1,5,6,9,12 Orchid Kelvin MPEG 1,2,3,5,6,11,13,22 1024x768 Sigma Designs RealMagic 1,2,3,4,5,6,11,12,14,16,22 1024x768 DEM 499 Spea Showtime + 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,12,13,14,22 1024x768 DEM 850 Vitec DRT1 1,14,21,23 Vitec MM2 1,5,11 1024x768 1 = MPEG-1 2 = CD-I 3 = CD-V 4 = Karaoke 5 = 16-bit audio 6 = Audio Level 2 7 = Audio Level 3 8 = AVI-grabber 9 = VfW 1.1 comp. 10 = VESA comp. 11 = RealColor 12 = 24 bit True C. 13 = VGA-card 14 = MCI driver 15 = API 16 = ISA 17 = EISA 18 = VLB 19 = PCI 20 = Feature conn. 21 = TV-decoder 22 = RealMagic com. 23 = S-VHS out 24 = CD-Rom The resolution is the highest with MPEG-playback. *8 most cards support the freezing of single MPEG-frames and capturing of incoming frames, but only a few support real grabbing *11 most cards only support 64k color when playing MPEG *23 this can be a Composite Video Out or similar I know there are many, many more, please send my info about YOUR mpeg solution. Should we put the companies addresses here as well ? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Amiga CD32 [ Ha, a game-console with MPEG-support, a bit crazy, but the best things ] [ get pushed by nig-nag <grin> ] From: George Sanderson <G.Sanderson@ais.gu.edu.au> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 94 12:28:31 +1000 You may want to add to your MPEG FAQ that the Amiga CD32 game console is able to play both standard MPEG VideoCDs and the CD-I specific VideoCDs, with the addition of the MPEG card which is available now. As far as I know, the recommended retail price just for the CD32 in the USA is US$399 but it is selling below that now (US$376). In Australia, it is selling for AUS$594. It has been released in Europe in late 1993 and is selling very well (120,000+ units sold as of Jan'94). The major release date for the US market is sometime in March. There are at least 20 CD32 specific titles available (and it can play CDTV titles as well) and over 100 CD32 titles will be released in 1994. The price of the MPEG module is (guessing) US$299. Commodore is selling the units directly to wholesalers. here is some info about the Amiga CD32 (made by Commodore) with info about its MPEG module mixed in (i'll mail you more info about the MPEG module when I get it): AmigaCD32 CPU/Speed: 68EC020 @ 14MHz Architecture: 32 bit Throughput: 3.5 MIPS Chip RAM: 2 Megs of DRAM Fast RAM: None Non-Volatile RAM: 1 KB Custom Chips: I/O ports, Audio and Interrupt controller, DMA Controller, Video data controller (AGA chipset) CD-ROM controller Animation CELS: 8 Sprites per scanline (64-bit) & Unlimited Bobs (blitter objects) Video Modes: can display upto 1280 x 512 in 15 kHz Colours: 256,000/16.7 Million Sound: Stereo 8 bit Stereo 18 bit CD-DA DSP planned CD-ROM: Double Speed Top Loading Software Video Player: Partial Screen using 4096 Colours (CDXL) MPEG: Available now (see below) PhotoCD: Available as third party software Game Controller: 11 Buttons Supported CD Standards: AMIGA CD32 Audio CD CD+G (Graphics) Most CDTV including CDXL VideoCD (MPEG1) - see below Connectors + Switches: 2 x Games Controller/Joystick/Mouse ports High Speed auxiliary connector for keyboard and virtual reality gloves, etc. Local slot expansion connector Power Switch and Indicator LED Reset Switch (momentary) Headphone jack and Volume slider MPEG Module (optional) Full screen, Full Motion Video and Stereo Audio replay direct from disc; total running time 74 minutes 352 x 288 at 25 Frames per Second (PAL mode - different for NTSC) Able to play most CD-I MPEG specific titles (they demonstrated that at the World of Commodore shows playing Star Trek 6, Top Gun, etc.) The Amiga CD32 hardware is able to genlock its graphics and sound on top of the MPEG output. Additionally, while the MPEG module is playing, the CD32 has about 80% of CPU left to use - this could mean some interesting games with video backdrops. The MPEG module comes with a MPEG disk that has a few rock video clips. Audio Output: 2 channel, 4 voice stereo using 8 bit digital/analogue converters 18 bit audio CD stereo at 44kHz Video Outputs: S-Video, Composite and RF (UHF) for TV Included: 11 Button Game Controller "Welcome" Disc Consumer Information Manual CD32 Users Guide RF video and Stereo audio cables + usually packed with 2 games Physical: 212 mm x 311 mm x 81 mm CPU 1.44 kg Power Supply 1.53 kg Warranty: 1 Year, return to regional service centre Power Supply: External, 22 Watts =========================================================================== ~Subject: SECTION 5. - MAILBOX-ACCESS That's how you can get MPEG-related files via modem. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Xing Technologies BBS and fax This is the phone number of Xing Technologies' BBS: 805-473-2680 (2400b) (USA) 805) 473-0147 (Fax) Bryan Woodworth <bryanw@rahul.net> wrote: Would you also please add, that the Xing BBS now supports v.32bis and HST ! I am not sure on HST, but I am sure it supports v.32bis. However, I have a v.32bis modem, and could only connect at 9600. I think they do not have the modem configured properly. =========================================================================== ~Subject: SECTION 6. - FTP-ACCESS --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: FTP-ACCESS - Overview Please contact these ftp-sites for files before e-mailing to me !!! URL=ftp://ftp.powerweb.de/pub [194.77.15.46] URL=ftp://ftp.tnt.uni-hannover.de/pub/MPEG/audio [161.105.2.22] URL=ftp://busop.cit.wayne.edu/sys/pub/simpsons/incoming/mpeg URL=ftp://busop.cit.wayne.edu/sys/pub/simpsons/incoming/mpeg1 URL=ftp://amiga.physik.unizh.ch/pub/aminet/ [130.60.80.80] URL=ftp://ftp.cica.indiana.edu/ [129.79.20.17] URL=ftp://ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/msdos/incoming/ URL=ftp://ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/msdos/dos/graphics/ URL=ftp://ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/msdos/windows3/graphics URL=ftp://ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/aminet/ [quepasa.cs.tu-berlin.de] [130.149.17.7] URL=ftp://ftp.germany.eu.net/ [192.76.144.75] URL=ftp://ftp.luth.se/pub/graphics/animation/mpeg URL=ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/aminet/ [131.188.1.43] URL=ftp://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/aminet/ [131.246.9.95] URL=ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/ [128.252.135.4] URL=ftp://isfs.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ URL=ftp://litamiga.epfl.ch/pub/aminet/ [128.178.151.32] URL=ftp://merlin.etsu.edu/ [192.43.199.20] URL=ftp://mm-ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/multimedia/mpeg/ [128.32.149.157] URL=ftp://nic.funet.fi/ [128.214.6.100] URL=ftp://phoenix.oulu.fi/ [130.231.240.17] URL=ftp://pinus.slu.se/pub/graphics/mpeg/ [130.238.98.11] URL=ftp://sumex-aim.stanford.edu/info-mac/app/ URL=ftp://suniams1.statistik.tu-muenchen.de/pub/mac/MPEG/encoder/ [131.159.64.1] URL=ftp://ftp.iuma.com/ URL=ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/electronic-publications/IUMA URL=ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/ [128.252.135.4] URL=ftp://ftp.tnt.uni-hannover.de/pub/MPEG/audio --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: MPEG-2 validation bitstreams The MPEG Committee MPEG-2 Systems Transport Layer validation bitstreams (July 1994 edition) are now available via anonymous FTP. Also included in the archive is a copy of Munsi Haque's draft ANSI-C source code for Transport layer demultiplexing. These bitstreams are not guaranteed to be 100% correct (especially since the MPEG-2 Systems document, ISO/IEC 13818-1, is still undergoing technical content changes), but they are produced by none other than the world's experts on the subject. URL=ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/graphics/x3l3/pub/bitstreams/systems/ [128.252.135.4] total 3.22 Megabytes 1171551 teracom-3.tar.gz Teracom bitstream 27833 COMMENTS Comments regarding bitstreams 26731 munsi_v13.tar.gz MPEG-2 Demultiplexer source code 355823 divicom-3.tar.gz Divicom bitstream 879635 nta-1.tar.gz NTA bitstream 777316 sa-2.tar.gz Scientific Atlanta bitstream MPEG-2 Video validation bitstreams are also available in graphics/x3l3/pub/bitstreams/video/ Kind regards, Chad Fogg cfogg@netcom.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Audio streams and utils CCETT has been distributing executables only of their Audio bitstream syntax verifier. The site address is: 161.105.2.22 Audio conformance bitstreams are also at URL=ftp://ftp.tnt.uni-hannover.de/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Accessing Aminet There are many other ways than FTP to access AmiNet: - ADT. This is a front end for FTP that allows easy access to AmiNet. Get it from comm/misc/ and compile it on your UNIX box. - FSP. AmiNet Files can be downloaded from the FSP site disun3.epfl.ch port 9999. Uploads are accepted and forwarded. - NFS. The only AmiNet site that allows NFS mounting of the archives is wuarchive.wust.edu. FTP there and read the details in the /README.NFS - IRC. On Internet Relay Chat, you can talk to various server robots like AmiBot, MerBot or Mama, to do queries and retrievals. - Gopher. There is a gopher server for AmiNet at merlin.etsu.edu. To connect, use the command 'gopher merlin.etsu.edu'. - Modem. In Germany, you can download the AmiNet files from the Incubus BBS, telephone number 0931 781464. The login is 'ftp', password 'ftp'. - Usenet. A list of recent uploads is posted every week to the newsgroups comp.sys.amiga.misc and de.comp.sys.amiga.misc. Useful for mail servers. - Mailserver. Sorry, no specialized e-mail server for AmiNet yet. But you can use ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com. Send a mail with HELP in the body. - CD-ROM. AmiNet is available on CD-ROM. Talk to info@cdrom.com, or write to Walnut Creek CDROM, 1547 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek CA 94596, USA or phone 1 800 786 9907, +1 510 674 0783 or +1 510 674 0821 (FAX) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Where will I find test-material for MPEG-encoders ? [ You can find this in the URL=ftp://mm-ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/multimedia/mpeg/ [ ftp-server. Belongs to there codec. ] This directory includes 150 raw YUV frames suitable for use with the MPEG encoder. The YUV frames are the files flower.*.tar.z. To uncompress, use the GNU 'gunzip' program. You should uncompress all of these files inside a directory named 'flowg'. To run the test, simply do 'mpeg_encode flower.param' To make sure the test worked, do 'diff flowgard.mpg result.mpg' (there shouldn't be any difference; if there is, let us know) Please see the file 'times,' which includes time results for various machines and compilers. =========================================================================== ~Subject: SECTION 7. - WWW-ACCESS Well, MPEG is a multimedia format and fits perfectly the needs of the World Wide Web, so there are WWW-site that store their material in MPEG format and, the other way round, sites that store information about MPEG itself. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Where is the WWW-home of this FAQ ? Oh, don't get confused here. This new version 4.1 of this FAQ is available in HTML form from: URL=http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mpegfaq/ The HTML-Version of the FAQ supports pictures and e-mail addresses and file location via HTTP-links. At the following URL you find the famous MPEG Archive, it contains all news, tools for several platforms and any publication about I wrote regarding MPEG (currently this archive had more than 3 million downloads in 13 month !): URL=http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Where can I find MPEG-2 resource on the Web ? Brand new is the section of the MPEG Archive concerning MPEG-2 ! Check URL=http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg2 including more than 400 MB of software, streams and documents. This archive will be avilable soon as CD-Rom ! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Where can I find a list of books and papers regarding MPEG audio compression ? From: scott.k.diamond@tek.com His list is now downloadable from http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/audiowww.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: An Interactive Explanation on the Web ? From: Kevin Lussie <lussi923@cs.uidaho.edu> I had to write an interactive HTML paper on MPEG for my Digital Image Processing class that I am currently taking here at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. I just wanted to say that your MPEG FAQ was a great resource. I was just wondering if you could check out my INTERACTIVE MPEG PAPER, if you have time. It is located at http://www.cs.uidaho.edu/~lussi923/mpeg-project/index.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Where is the WWW-demo of "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" ? Try and USE the Internet OFFLINE !!! To make the "Internet MPEG CD-Rom" interactive, one big hypertext- document explains and displays the whole contents of the archive, giving the user a powerful tool, called Cello, to browse through Megabytes of documentaton and to interactevly select and play hours and hours of music and movies. The whole archive itself is organized as one big hypertext-document. It includes a complete Wide-World-Web (WWW) document, the tools to use this document on Windows-, Windows-NT-, Linux-, SunOS- and Solaris- machines are included, most UNIX-hosts can include "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" into their hyptertext-services with a single link !!! You can find a few of all these WWW-documents as an example under the address: URL=http://www.powerweb.de/phade/products/mpegcd/mpegcd.htm For a complete description of this famous MPEG archive, real below, in the MAIL-ACCESS section. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: Which archive is mostly related to MPEG-Audio ? <IMG SRC="iuma2.gif"> The Internet Underground Music Archive is the biggest archive storing music in MPEG-Audio format. The already have more than 500 bands presenting their music and on of the nicest Web-sites ever seen ! Just connect to URL=http://www.iuma.com/ .___ ____ ___ _____ _____ | | | \ \ / _ \ the net's first hi-fi music archive | | | / Y \/ /_\ \ .:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:. | | | / | \ | \ The Internet Underground Music Archive |___|______/____|__ /___|__ / bands/music/labels/images/bubbles ===================\/=======\/============================================ How to Use IUMA Last edited 2/2/94 Here are a few pointers about how to make the most efficient use of IUMA and the music on it. You may also wish to peruse the Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ), although it's currently undergoing a complete revision. 8) The first and most important thing to note is that IUMA is best explored and used via World-Wide Web (WWW) clients such as Lynx and NCSA Mosaic. The WWW is a hypertext-based method of purusing the net that is both more intuitive than FTP and Gopher, yet downwards compatible with FTP and Gopher. NCSA Mosaic requires a direct network connection or SLIP to the Internet and versions are available for Xwindows boxes, Macintoshs and Windows PCs. FTP to "ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu" and look in the dir "/Mosiac" for all current versions. Lynx is a very good text-mode WWW browser available as UNIX program that one runs from their UNIX account. As long as "tar" and "uncompress" are not foreign to you, you should have no problems making it work. You can FTP lynx from ftp.wustl.edu in the /packages/www dir. The next most important thing to first realize is that all of the music on IUMA comes a few forms: MPEG This is the format of the best stereo copies of the music online. You need a special player to decode the MPEG compression and play the music on your system once it's downloaded. IUMA has a few freely distributable MPEG audio players already available for you to download: XingSound Player for Windows as mpgaudio.zip Tobias Bading's MPEG audio player source as maplay.tar.Z People using this on UNIX workstations (particularly Suns), should take a look at the accompanying textfiles. Aware Corporation has graciously produced a shareware MPEG audio player for the Macintosh which will be availble for distribution in the next few weeks. ADPCM The ADPCM format is probably going to be phased out of being included in IUMA since the quality is not as good as MPEG II. In any case, the files have the extension .WAV and are in the MS-ADPCM format. The program Cool Edit (cool131.zip) can decode and play them on Windows PCs. AU Some (eventually all) bands will have a Sun Audio (au) sample file which is available to download a small 15 second sample of the band before deciding that you wish to download the entire MPEG song. When listening to these note that the Sun Au files are 8bit mono for that full-on compressed midrange AM Radio sound and therefore will sound nothing remotely like the awesome stereo MPEG file. Most machines can understand this format so nothing special should be needed beyond normal audio tools to download and play these files. Player for Macintoshes and Windows PCs can be found on the Internet. If you have any questions please mail ianc@sunsite.unc.edu. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: What's with Bryan Woodworth ftp-area ? He changed his internet provider and close his old ftp-site. The new site is reachable via WWW (the better way) and still presents lots of information about MPEG and graphics at all: From: bryanw@best.com (Bryan Woodworth) Subject: WWW Graphics Page now UP [Lastmod: 09.01.94 11:37:55] !!=new info The WWW Graphics Page is now online via the World Wide Web! URL=http://www.best.com/~bryanw/ [Even if you don't have a graphical front-end, you can still access the information. Plain ASCII output (via the program LYNX) is available for those users using dial-up accounts (e.g. Netcom, a2i, Portal, CRL, and many more). You may already have lynx installed online! Enter "lynx" at the shell prompt. If it doesn't exist, just ftp the source and compile it yourself. See .signature at bottom of message for details on obtaining the FAQ via ftp.best.com.] If you're using a Unix dialup account and Microsoft Windows, now you can experience the glory of the World Wide Web's great interface without having to pay for a SLIP account or SLIP emulator! Try SlipKnot today.. URL=ftp://oak.oakland.edu/pub/win3/internet/ More info available from the WWW Graphics page! !! This info-file is becoming too time-consuming to update. Therefore, !! you are encouraged to check out the homepage once a week or so, and click !! on the "Latest Additions" link for a listing of the latest updates! Information of the following variety awaits you: o The FAQ desk -- Graphics information * Tom Lane's JPEG faq -- Obtaining viewers and understanding the JPEG image format * A link to the NCSA Mosaic FTP site, for those looking for Mosaic, the famous WWW graphical browser * Jim Howard's alt.binaries.pictures FAQ -- Info on how to decode pictures, posting, and much more * MPEG information: Links to Frank Gadegast's MPEG faq and MPEG homepage; The WWW Graphics Page's very own MPEG faq; The MPEG Standards Homepage (info on MPEG standards, site for MPEG movies, and more); and an MPEG movie archive * A link to the massive Usenet FAQ pages at Ohio State, an outstanding resource * A link to Thomas Boutell's fantastic WWW faq! In living WWW format! (Also availble via FTP from the WWW Graphics Page as a ZIPped Ascii file) Info on WWW browsers for all platforms (even Unix dial-up), writing HTML documents, and more! A M U S T R E A D F O R E V E R Y O N E -- Internet Service FAQ pages * The Internet Services FAQ * FSP (alternative to FTP) FAQ * Internet Gopher FAQ -- Miscellaneous FAQs (selection subject to change) * Howard Stern * Unix X-Windows on Intel Architecture * The MS-DOS Archives * Playboy Enterprises (required reading!) * The alt.supermodels FAQ! Read on for juicy info on your favourite supermodels.. o Computer Support Areas -- Where to obtain programs of a graphical nature for your architecture * Macintosh -- MPEG players, contact sheet makers, dl/gl/fli viewers, etc. * IBM PC -- MPEG players, JPEG viewers, a link to the Xing Technology FTP site, and official QPEG support site for North America (including the latest version of QPEG, along with a link to Oliver Fromme's homepage in Germany) NOW DIVIDED INTO COGENT areas: JPEG/GIF viewers, MPEG viewers, contact sheet makers, AVI viewers, and probably a few other juicy tidbits. * Unix/X-Window -- MPEG source, movies; information on XAnim, a wonderful graphics program by Mark Podlipec * The QuickTime Support Link. A pointer to Robert A. Lentz's exquisite QuickTime information page, with info on flattening quicktimes and programs and utils for Macintosh, X Window, and Microsoft Windows. A MUST see!! * Archie link added! Just click and voila, you have access to Archie. (Some browsers may require an external telnet application; consult your documentation.) * Winsock support area. Link to the Winsock Application FAQ. In addition, the WWW Graphics Page is now the official distribution site in the USA for EWAN, the fantastic freeware telnet program for Winsock! o The Tennis Center -- Information on my favorite game, tennis. (I realize this is tangential, but.. so what!) * The rec.sport.tennis FAQ * The Tennis Homepage (In Canada, with links to another tennis homepage) !! * A cute picture of Barbi Benton and Hugh Hefner posting with their tennis racquets at a tennis court !! * Fascinating photos of Andre Agassi's new haircut o Favorite Links -- Other sites you should try, and IMMEDIATELY! * The Yahoo Sever - a great link, equipped with an easy-to-use subject search index for easy access to other links! Find what you want quickly and easily. * The Multimedia Maddman's hOmeY page -- Graphics Info and more! Just try it! * Michel Buffa's Video Games Page (3DO, Atari Jaguar, SNES, Sega, Gameboy, etc..) * The UnOfficial Nine Inch Nails Homepage * The Beastie Boys Homepage * The Llama Mailserver (MPEG resource and more!) * The alt.sex.movies Homepage * The CDnow! homepage -- ordering CDs via WWW * The Playboy Enterprises, Inc. homepage -- now you can explore Playboy's catalog via WWW! * A section on graphics links.. including the very nice IAMfree area, your local WWW Art Gallery! The material is presented in a refreshing format, just for YOU! If you do not want this site to die, your feedback must be submitted via email. Do not let it go to waste! The vitality of this site is up to you alone.. The WWW Graphics Page.. your online WWW resource for Graphics Utilities! Try it today! URL=http://www.best.com/~bryanw/ -- Bryan Woodworth (bryanw@best.com) Try The WWW Graphics Page today! URL: http://www.best.com/~bryanw Need a WWW browser? FTP to ftp.best.com:/pub/bryanw/wwwfaq.zip Info on WWW browsers for all platforms -- even Unix dial-up --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: What are other good URL's ? A more up-to-date list you can find under http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mplinks.html Archives MPEG Archive http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/ MPEG-2 Archive http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg2/ Articels MPEG FAQ 4.1 http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mpegfaq/ Compac using MPEG ? http://www.compaq.com/cgi-bin/present/whatsnew/pr.html Decoding MPEG Decoders http://www.doceo.com/mpegbord.html Digital Video (Issue Aug. 95): 2 MPEG Articels http://www.dv.com/dv/Mag/Aug95/Contents.html General web MPEG-Audio resources http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/audiowww.html UNIXopen 12/95 - MPEG: Ein packendes Format http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mpuo12.html UNIXopen 05/96 - MPEG 2: ein breites Spektrum http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mpuo05.html How to make MPEG movies (unix) http://www.arc.umn.edu/GVL/Software/mpeg.html MPEG Infos at CRS4 http://www.crs4.it/~luigi/MPEG/mpegfaq.html Audiostreams BAWP - MPEG poems http://www.cs.brown.edu/fun/bawp/home.html David Bowie OUTSIDE http://www.davidbowie.com Fritz (radiostation with MPEG-sounds) http://www.fritz.de Mammoth Records - The Listening Room http://netit.com/mammoth/audio/index.html Music clips http://www.kspace.com/ Music Kitchen Music Videos http://www.directnet.com/Crash/MovingPictures Rock'n'Roll magazine http://www.addict.com/ATN/ Towhead http://pcd.stanford.edu/umbra/Towhead/Towhead.html Violet Arcana http://www.csos.orst.edu/rfr/va/arcana.html Virginia Tech Music Department http://server.music.vt.edu Companies Arasmith Engineering http://www.open2u.com Aspen, Colorado Site http://www.aspenonline.com/aspenonline C-Cube http://www.c-cube.com Doceo http://www.doceo.com Digital Video Systems http://www.dvsystems.com Hyundai Electronics America http://www.hea.com/ MPEG International http://www.formpeg.com/ MPEG Plaza http://www.visiblelight.com/mpeg/ NB Engineering (MPEG compression service) http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/nb.html Open MPEG-1 representatives group http://cinax.com/OM-1 Sigma Design (RealMagic Decoder)) http://www.realmagic.com/ Universal Studios http://www.firstunion.com/universal/nettoob Link collections PHADE's ultimate MPEG link list http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mplinks.html Tristan's General web MPEG resources http://www.bok.net/~tristan/MPEG/MPEG-content.html#top MPEG-2 Video Compression for Broadcasting http://www.hei.ca/hei/mpeg2.html Utilities PHADE's util collection http://www.powerweb.de/mpeg/mpega.html Action Netscape Plug-In supporting MPEG http://www.open2u.com/action/action.html Active Movie Player http://www.microsoft.com/advtech/ActiveMovie/AMStream.htm CompCore (MPEG software and hardware producer) http://www.compcore.com CoolEdit 1.5.3 http://www.syntrillium.com/#Cool Maplay 95/NT http://po.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ctsay/mp2win32.html MPEG-2 archive of Chadd Fogg ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/cf/cfogg/mpeg2/ MPEG audio Layer 2 http://www.mpr.ca/products/transport/ MPEG-audio Layer 3 (FHG) http://www.iis.fhg.de/ MPEG play/MI (Motif) http://www.geom.umn.edu/docs/mpeg_play/mpeg_play.html MPEG/CD 2.0.5 for Macs http://www.kauai.com/kauai MPEGe Lib http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~ark/mpegelib/ MPEG utils and some cool bands http://www.io.org/~cme Video & 8mm FILM http://www.kyushu-id.ac.jp/kid/free/RYOUTEI/MPEG/tsuzuki02.html Net Toob MPEG Player http://www.duplexx.com PreVU Netscape Plug-In for MPEG Video http://www.intervu.com/sysreq.html xa X11 Animator supporting MPEG http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~richards/DCR/xa.html Video-streams 100+ Fractal Movie samples with MPEG http://www.cnam.fr/fractals/anim.html 150+ MPEGs, Anim, AVI,FLI, MOV http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/rml/Mpeg 300+ Outer Space Animations with MPEG http://www.univ-rennes1.fr/ASTRO/anim-e.html Andrew's MPEG Archive http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~werdna/mpegs.html Darin's MPEG Movie Archive http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~darinh/mpegs.shtml Daerons MPEG Player http://www.geom.umn.edu/docs/mpeg_play/mpeg_play.html FilmArt movies http://www.filmart.co.at/filmart Fractal Animations http://iseran.ira.uka.de/Fraktdemos/ Hangliding MPEGs http://cougar.stanford.edu:7878/MoviePage.html#MPEG Mathematical MPEGs http://www.csc.fi/math_topics/Movies/ MPEG-2 validation bitstreams ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/graphics/x3l3/pub/bitstreams/systems/ Movies ftp://ftp.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/pub/rec/movies/mpeg MPEG Movie Archive http://w3.eeb.ele.tue.nl/mpeg/index.html MPEG MONSTER LIST http://www.islandnet.com/~carleton/monster/monster.html Porsche Videos http://www.nbeng.com/nbe/html/samples.htm Pink Floyd and Blade Runner http://wwwzenger.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/persons/paula/mpeg/index.html Windsurfing MPEGs http://www.dsg.cs.tcd.ie/dsg_people/afcondon/windsurf/video/video.html =========================================================================== ~Subject: SECTION 8. - MAIL ORDER That's about what you can get via mail. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~Subject: The Internet MPEG CD-Rom PHADE SOFTWARE and Hartmann Multimedia Service Inh. Frank Gadegast Dipl. Ing. Stefan Hartmann present ======================================================= The Internet MPEG CD-Rom Version 1.0 Monday December 28th 1995 ======================================================= * Get yourself the latest MPEG Video and MPEG Audio software tools ! * Listen to over 150 songs from the Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA)! (without having to download a single one ! incl. XingSound MPEG Audio player) * Browse the Internet Offline and click yourself through over 200 MPEG movies ! (you don't need to be online, everything is just a click away !) * Learn, how to use the World Wide Web , Offline ! * Try the Demo of this CD-Rom _ONLINE_ at: http://www.powerweb.de/phade/products/mpegcd/ The "Internet MPEG CD-Rom" is a rather unique collection of Multimedia- Data stored in a compression-format called MPEG. It includes 600 MB of digital movies, sounds, songs and all utilities for composing, encoding and decoding, playing and rearranging this multimedia material. The "Internet MPEG CD-Rom" is especially compiled for those, who want to follow the digital multimedia revolution or who want to develop MPEG-utilities or create MPEG-compressed sounds or movies. The "Internet MPEG CD-Rom" is NOW available as an ISO-9660 conform CD-Rom disc! Readable on DOS, Windows, Windows-NT, OS/2, Ultrix, Unix, MACs, etc .... Installation programs and all needed viewers are included for Windows, Linux, SunOS and Solaris ... "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" includes the FAQs and MPEG utility programs, source-code, movies and information-files. Just everything about MPEG-I and now even MPEG-II. The CD-Rom includes (in addition to the versions which are stored on the ftp-Servers out there) all the versions of the programs and source-code, additional movies (including the audio-files) and lots of additional informations. Additional to any ftp-servers it contains special things, you can't find anywhere but here. Like a DOS-port of the Berkeley-MPEG-Encoder, other DOS-ports, a security-filter for MPEG-I-video- and -audiostreams called secmpeg and secmpaudio, some selfmade movies, new versions and utilities that were specially made for THIS CD-Rom and that you will never find on other media... Try and USE the Internet OFFLINE !!! To make the "Internet MPEG CD-Rom" interactive, one big hypertext- document explains and displays the whole contents of the archive, giving the user a powerful tool, called Cello, to browse through Megabytes of documentaton and to interactevly select and play hours and hours of music and movies. The whole archive itself is organized as one big hypertext-document. It includes a complete Wide-World-Web (WWW) document, the tools to use this document on Windows-, Windows-NT-, Linux-, SunOS- and Solaris- machines are included, most UNIX-hosts can include "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" into their hyptertext-services with a single link !!! You can find a few of all these WWW-documents as an example under the adress: http://www.powerweb.de/phade/products/mpegcd/ "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" contains at least the following sections: 24,888,655 E:\AUDIO\MUSIC 20,583,631 E:\NVR 49,339,823 E:\AUDIO 12,108,204 E:\PHADESW 10,103,748 E:\BIN 3,000,035 E:\UTIL\AMIGA 640,532 E:\DEMO 152,576 E:\UTIL\DEC 11,618,223 E:\DOC 20,073,867 E:\UTIL\DOS 3,157,665 E:\FAQ 338,116 E:\UTIL\IRIX 189,569,667 E:\IUMA\MUSIC 5,390,454 E:\UTIL\MAC 191,150,646 E:\IUMA 1,802,240 E:\UTIL\NEXT 15,102,123 E:\MOVIES\IFRAME 2,152,491 E:\UTIL\OS2 99,083,167 E:\MOVIES\IPBFRAME 5,944,282 E:\UTIL\SPARC 114,185,290 E:\MOVIES 30,885,363 E:\UTIL\UNIX 52,781,148 E:\MPEG1 3,060,754 E:\UTIL\WINDOWNT 250,441 E:\MPEG2 4,042,098 E:\UTIL\WINDOWS 37,465,169 E:\NFM\MUSIC 76,842,276 E:\UTIL 37,537,740 E:\NFM 23,231,772 E:\VIDEOS 3,232,740 E:\WWW Total = 607,537,581 bytes Please be sure, to get always the most-up-to-date description of "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" before requesting it ! EMail to: phade@powerweb.de or try to find the latest MPEGFAQ (current Version 3.2). Look at the date of this info file, something older than 6 months can't be up-to-date ! Be faster than the Internet and order now !!! Ordering can be done now immediately via email or via letter. To obtain "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" you have the following choices: o fill the ORDER.FRM and send it via e-mail or fax it to PHADE Software (if paying with VISA-card only !) o fill the ORDER.FRM and send it via letter to PHADE Software (only VISA-card and EC-cheques (German Marks only) accepted !) o order it in your book store via: ISBN-number: 3-930736-40-3 Title : The Internet MPEG CD-Rom Version 1.0 Publisher : Hartmann Multimedia Service Author : PHADE Software, Inh. Frank Gadegast o try our WWW-server and get the latest info via URL=http://www.powerweb.de/phade/ o you can order at your local computer or CD-Rom shop (try to convince your local dealer to order from Hartmann Multimedia Service) ORDER-FORM for "The Internet MPEG CD-Rom" [Version 1.0] Monday NOVEMBER 13th 1995